Monthly Archives: January 2010
Probably one of the most bizarre cases of alledged copyright infringement is the case of who owns the term “Who Dat?”
Some T-shirt makers are asking that question after they were hit with cease-and-desist letters from the NFL demanding that they stop selling shirts with the traditional cheer of New Orleans Saints fans.
The National Football League says the shirts infringe on a legal trademark it owns. Separately, two brothers and longtime Saints fans claim they own the phrase, which was around before the long-downtrodden team’s inception in 1966.
The league said Friday it’s not trying to exclude all uses of Who Dat and the fleur-de-lis logo — just when either is used in combination with other Saints trademarks, like their fleur-de-lis logo and uniform designs.
I hope the NFL says it’s OK if I report this story without paying them a fee. Sheesh!
Meanwhile, take a look at this video I dug up. And Geaux Saints!!
Longtime Eagles defensive back and NFL broadcaster Tom Brookshier died Friday at the age of 78. Brookshier lost a battle with cancer.
Brookshier, one of seven Eagles to have his number retired, was a two-time All-Pro defensive back and played for the Eagles’ 1960 championship squad. He spent all seven of his professional seasons, interrupted by a stint in the Air Force, with the Eagles and finished his career with 20 career interceptions.
After his playing days ended, Brookshier teamed with Pat Summerall on CBS’s top broadcast team. The pair worked together for most of the 1970s on game broadcasts and also narrated the popular This Week in Football highlight show. He and Summerall parted ways when John Madden was elevated to the top team in 1981, but Brookshier remained with the network until 1987.
I remember Brookshier and Summerall announcing as if it were yesterday, and they made an awesome team. I never knew Brookshier played for the Eagles. That was before all of the bad publicity was obtained by their fans that threw snowballs loaded with batteries. Brookshier seemed too classy to play for that city. He was a good guy.
There are times when I peruse the intenets when I run across a video that I just can’t stop watching. I saw this and was just mesmerized. I don’t want to give it away, so I’m just gonna post it. You’ll be glad you watched it. Garrett and Amanda’s First Dance
Who knows what goes on in the minds of advertisers especially advertisers for the Super Bowl. Earlier this week we looked at some upcoming Super Bowl ads, and now we can look at some ads that didn’t make the cut. I have no idea why they didn’t make it, they just didn’t make it. Well, that’s not entirely true, I can speculate on why they didn’t make it, but you decide for yourselves.
And Doritos seems to have a large number of commercials that didn’t make it.
Everyone gets into the act
I can’t tell if this ad makes it or not
GoDaddy seems to have a few banned commercials as well. I wonder why?
It’s Friday and normally it’s time for Hawaiian Shirt Friday, but since we are in the middle of winter wearing Hawaiian shirts is a little out of context. I was having my usual morning coffee when I came across the video below and wondered how a group of South Korean girls could be interested in Iowa football? Maybe you can leave a comment as to the attraction because I certainly don’t know. (All kidding aside, this video is blowing up on YouTube so I thought I would post it).
Hawkeyes capture massive Koran teen girl demographic in music video (Black Heart Gold Pants)
I don’t understand a lot of things in life, I’ll admit that. But I have a serious problem when two different stories that are taking the same path have entirely different results. Follow along with me.
1) Texas Tech Wants Lawsuit Thrown Out ESPN is reporting that Texas Tech is wanting the suit against them thrown out from ex-coach Mike Leach claiming that “state law gives the university immunity from legal action.”
The university contended Leach is barred from suing the university without a waiver of sovereign immunity from the Texas Legislature.
You mean a state university in Texas is immune from wrongful termination? Just asking.
And then this:
2) James threatened to sue over Leach Both reports appeared on ESPN today. This particular story says :
Texas Tech University System attorney Ronny Wall wrote in the Tuesday memo to the Texas attorney general that the threat came during a Dec. 20 exchange with James’ father, ESPN sports analyst Craig James. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal obtained a copy of the memo in response to an open records request.
“The threat did not appear to be an idle threat as the parent expressed genuine concern for the health and well-being of his injured child, as well as other student-athletes,” the memo continued.
James spokesman Scott McLaughlin issued a statement late Wednesday saying James never threatened to sue Texas Tech.
“Further, Texas Tech initiated its investigation of its own accord,” he said.
I’m confused. On one hand Texas Tech appears to fire Leach for fear of being sued by James, and then when Leach trys to sue, Tech trys to hide behind the fact that they are a state university? Doesn’t this look like a conspiracy against Leach? Seriously. Doesn’t it? Wow, talk about different strokes for different people. I didn’t think law was supposed to work that way.
It’s that time again! Oh sure, I’m not talking about the football game, I’m talking about the crazy commercials that accompany the Super Bowl. Looks like we are in store for some great ones. (Cough, cough)
There seems to be a common theme this year.
It appears the NBA is trying to teach Kenyon Martin to stop being a thug, fining the Denver Nugget’s star $35,000 for his game ejection against the Charlotte on Tuesday night. He already had two technicals in the game.
After receiving the technicals and being ejected by official Ken Mauer with 2:27 left in the first half, Martin slowly walked off the court with a big smile on his face. He mockingly clapped in an attempt to urge on the fans. And he stopped to adjust his uniform.
Martin received his technicals for arguing a foul call on teammate J.R. Smith and then clapping after Stephen Jackson had missed the first of two free throws. But the Nuggets were able to come to win 104-93.
“I didn’t see the second one,” Nuggets coach George Karl said after the game about Martin’s ejection. “I turned around. I was walking the other way. I never saw it. Kenyon said he didn’t use profanity, and I know that you can be thrown out for doing things. But I don’t know. … Sometimes the referees get dealt very difficult situations. It didn’t seem like this was one of them but maybe he felt it was.”
Maybe the NBA can pay the refs more to babysit Martin in the future and ensure his temper tantrums and immaturity and lack of professionalism and class, don’t hinder the game any further than it already has.
NBA Fines Kenyon Martin $35,000 (NBA Fanhouse)
It’s no secret that the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington has been a boon for the local economy, but now this: Arlington is the new bowling capital of the free world.
“We’re thrilled to be the bowling capital of the world,” Jay Burress, president and CEO of the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, declared to more than 500 bowling dignitaries and others who celebrated the grand opening of the International Bowling Campus on Six Flags Drive.
The new 100,000-square-foot facility combines the industry’s regulatory, research, marketing and historical preservation organizations under one roof near Six Flags Over Texas, Rangers Ballpark and the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium.
I also found out that www.bowl.com represents the United States Bowling Congress and it’s located in Arlington as well. No sense having to SPLIT time with Milwaukee as the bowling capital of the world when you can get next to Jerry’s World.